Royal Flowers for the King

You don't just put some flowers down in the Knights Hall on the Budget Day of Dutch parliament. On Thursday the florist Ton Verzijl went to the flower grower Marius Koppert Valkenburg to approve the flowers.

The sunny, warm weather of recent weeks were ideal growing conditions of the seasonal flowers, which are used for the flower decorations in the Knight's Hall. The bright bouquets stand next to the throne at the entrance and along the railing of the hall. This year the main colors were red, pink and lilac. The color combination is chosen each year by the States General.

In total, more than 3,000 gladioli, dahlias and asters were used into the royal decorations supplied by various selected growers of seasonal flowers.